The Sherlock retrospective can be a fun way to help a team unravel the mysteries of a particularly puzzling sprint. Like Sherlock, team members are encouraged to put emotion aside and examine the facts. This easy retro can be a helpful tool to help teams solve tricky problems with calm and logic as they generate ideas.
This creative sprint idea can help to focus the team on the facts. It encourages curiosity to unpack the previous sprint, and looks at the lessons it taught in your retrospective meetings.
As a Scrum Master, you can modify this retrospective template if you have a team of mystery buffs. If they prefer Miss Marple, the Hardy Boys or Veronica Mars, like all of our agile templates, the Sherlock retrospective can be easily customized.